Nana Trish

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About Nana Trish

  • Rank
    TT Master
  • Birthday April 6

Profile Information

  • Gender
    Female
  • Location
    New York
  • Age
    51

Information

  • Surgeon
    Dr. Dmitri Baranov
  • Hospital
    Saratoga Hospital
  • Height (ft-in)
    5-06
  • Start Weight
    336.6
  • Current Weight
    142
  • Goal Weight
    175
  • Body Mass Index (BMI)
    22.9
  • Surgery Date
    05/17/2017
  • Surgery Type
    Gastric Bypass

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  1. Nana Trish

    Insurance Approved!

    If your insurance company is like mine, they consider anything under 24 hours outpatient. Mine was approved as outpatient as well, but I was in overnight like everyone else. My surgery was scheduled for I think 8:00am, and I wasn’t released until around 10 or 11 the next morning. You have nothing to worry about, I’m quite sure
  2. Nana Trish

    Finally had my MRI and testing done

    I'm at 142 now...my comfort zone ❤️ Just comfortable and happy!! I love my WLS life right now!!
  3. Nana Trish

    Century Club Day!

    I had to share, Cindy Lou Who!! This screamed your name!! Love and healing thoughts, my frriend!!! Love and prayers, my friend!!!
  4. Nana Trish

    Century Club Day!

    @Cindy Lou Who...I saw this and immediately thought of you ❤️
  5. Nana Trish

    Century Club Day!

    Way to go, Cindy!! You’re killing it!! I’m so happy for you...congrats on all of your hard work! Enjoy your MAJOR MILESTONE VICTORY!!
  6. You’re very welcome, @Cindy Lou Who I’m glad it helped. Get to slaying that dragon, girl! You’re SO in control of this!! ❤️
  7. Nana Trish

    3 weeks post op

    @Sassie1954, Congratulations on your surgery!! Please don’t let a small gain stress you out. It’s more than likely water retention, and you’re so early post op and eating so little, it’s not a true weight gain anyway. I need to ask you about what your endo told you. What is he saying will cause weight gain for you? Thyrogen, RAI, both? I only ask because I had thyroid cancer as well, and I had a TT in April of 2016. I had a moderate dose (100 mci) of RAI in August of 2016, along with Thyrogen injections the two days prior as well. I can see him warning you about possible weight gain from going the med withdrawal route, but thyrogen shouldn’t cause any lasting weight gain. It raises your TSH rapidly (as I’m sure you know), but it’s out of your system fairly quickly also. I had weight gain between my TT and RAI as well, but it was because I completely abandoned my healthy eating plan after I was diagnosed. I was stressed and depressed. Especially because my thyroid cancer was diagnosed about a week before I was supposed to have my gastric bypass, and I ended up having to postpone the bypass for a year. You are in a unique situation in that you are newly post op. Another round of thyrogen and RAI should not cause weight gain for you this time around. The low iodine diet you’ll need to do before RAI can, and does (in my opinion) cause some of the weight gain...mainly because of the junk food options available on it. You won’t be able to eat any of the “junky” LID foods this time around. Take a DEEP breath, try to relax the best you can about this, and try to take your endo’s warnings of weight gain with a grain of salt. Stick to your post op eating plan as best you can, and try to concentrate on getting yourself through your treatment. I will be sending my best prayers to you that everything turns out well. You are going to get through this, I promise!! I’m here if you have any questions or concerns...from someone that’s been through it ❤️
  8. Nana Trish

    Finally had my MRI and testing done

    @BurgundyBoy....I'm at 142 now and completely happy!!! Scrawny toes and all...although I don't believe they are truly scrawny!!
  9. Omg... I never said CONGRATS on being so close to the Century Club and a normal BMI!!! And not only CAN you do this, but you WILL!!!!
  10. Yup, this is the post I thought you were talking about. Again, I’m so sorry I didn’t respond yesterday when I read it the first time! First off...you’re not whining!! We, meaning the past obese, current healthy weight people, have a LOT of head stuff to deal with as the scale goes down. It’s not all rainbows and roses like we imagine it is, while we are still pre op. And the worst part of the whole thing? Everyone’s experiences are different, and there is no way we can predict which problems will pop up along the way. And when they pop up, they are usually a doozie and hard to deal with. I know some of us (me, me!) have self sabotaged as the scale goes down. I always used my weight as a shield, because being ridiculed or pitied because of my weight (to me, at least) was still better than people seeing the normal sized me. Looking at me as a real, valuable (according to society’s standards) person was too scary to deal with. But that didn’t work too well as the years went on. I ended up becoming a type 2 diabetic, with high blood pressure, high cholesterol, sleep apnea, etc...so keeping my cloak of invisibility was becoming a death sentence. I’m not ready to lay down and die just yet, so something had to be done! The first time I remember self sabatoging was last November. I had just reached onederland, and as excited as I was to be there (and because I was going through some heavy family stuff) I picked up the wine glass as well, and I started eating off plan for the first time since my WLS. Six months, and not once before that had I gone off plan. For anything. It took me about 5 weeks to wake up and realize that if I didn’t get my s*it together, I might as well just give up. I got my s*it together. But as I approached each of my mini goals, I would find myself going off plan, even though it was only for a day or two this time. I didn’t realize why I had been doing it until a couple of months ago. I had kept that cloak for so many years because I couldn’t face some things in my past (that I thought I had already dealt with, years ago) and I didn’t feel like I was worthy of good health and happiness. But I am!! And SO ARE YOU!!!!! Soooo...oh, btw, I’m VERY long winded,lol... I think becoming satisfied with your body is quite a long, and sometimes painful, process. And we tend to look for comfort when something makes us hurt emotionally, or we feel uneasy about things. That is the exact behavior we need to change. When I start to feel the need to sabotage myself now, I yell *bite me!* to those feelings...like saying, “HA, you stupid ice cream cone! You will NOT keep me from losing that last 1.5 pounds...not this time!” And that is why this group is so incredible! When you feel the urge so start sabotaging, come here first!! We will talk you down and help you!!!!! But, you’ve really gotta stop thinking that you are whining my friend ❤️❤️❤️ We are all here for you!!
  11. Nana Trish

    Finally had my MRI and testing done

    @Cindy Lou Who, Please, don’t EVER apologize for anything, especially taking any amount of time for responding to posts...mine or anyone else’s! I’ve been very bad at coming here lately, and even worse at responding. I appreciate you so much, and everything you have to say!! I have to go back and re~read some of the posts, but I think I know the “whining” post you are talking about...but only because you said you thought it sounded whiny, not because it is!! I’m kicking myself right now for not responding yesterday when I read it. I was going to tell you that I had done the exact same thing, several times actually, as I approached different goals. I can’t explain it either, because I’ve wanted this forever, yet I feel so vulnerable, and almost exposed, with my cloak of invisibility gone...my protective layer of fat. Self sabotage is one of my go~to behaviors, and I’m trying so hard to change that! My therapist told me to expect that, but expecting something and experiencing it are two different things. Those things ARE real issues, my friend, and don’t ever apologize for needing to talk about it, and DEFINITELY don’t downplay the importance of any of your issues. We all have our trials, but my trials aren’t any more *real* than yours. Just different ❤️ I’ve learned the hard way that the ONLY way I’m going to get good health care is if I make it happen. Ive moved to a different county (about 35~40 minutes from home, so not too bad) for access to much better health care. I was so exhausted from basically trying to diagnose myself with different health problems, because seriously, how many times should I have to tell my doctor that my hair is falling out, my teeth are breaking and my muscles ache so bad I can barely get out of bed in the morning...only to have him look at me and tell me there isn’t any one disease that my symptoms point to? It’s funny that my bariatric surgeon found the problem with my pre op blood work, the first time! He referred me to the surgeon, then to my endocrinologist, surgeon referred me to my urologist, and I found cardio and primary care doc and spine doc (yes, I’m THAT much of a train wreck, lol) on my own. But they are all in the same network, and they are all incredible. There is no doubt that there is excellent health care in the US, but it honestly shouldn’t have taken me 51 years to find it. I’m very blessed that I did, though, and my issues are being treated...finally!! Thank you, THANK YOU so much for all of your prayers, and such a heartfelt post ❤️ You’ve just reminded me how lucky I am to have found this place and you wonderful people!! Please know, that none of your posts are whiny, and we want to hear about, and help you through, anything you’re going through!! That’s what we are here for!! ❤️❤️❤️
  12. Nana Trish

    Finally had my MRI and testing done

    @Aussie Bear...I’m doubting whether there is a true bounce rebound, or if some of us ease up on our self restriction of our diets after a certain amount of time and cause ourselves some regain. I agree with going a bit below the comfort zone to find out where our comfort zone really is. Going below 140, for me, is too low. Even though it was only .2 pounds, I was already reaching the “too low for comfort” weight before I got here. So my ‘zone’ is 140-144. I like it there, lol.
  13. Nana Trish

    What a difference a year makes !!!

    @tracyringo... Damn girl, get it!!! I’m sorry I’ve been so spotty on here and I missed your first surgiversary! Congrats, and I’m so happy for you...and proud of you and all of your hard work! WAY TO GO!!! You look amazing, and I bet you feel even better than you look ❤️❤️❤️
  14. Nana Trish

    Finally had my MRI and testing done

    @Aussie Bear...just checked your stats. You’re only like 8(?) pounds away from where I am, if my conversion is correct. You want your scale to look like mine SOMEDAY? You’re basically there now!! ❤️❤️❤️
  15. Nana Trish

    Finally had my MRI and testing done

    You make a very good point, @Aussie Bear I feel like having a normal weight has definitely helped me get better medical treatment. But it also coincided with me moving my healthcare to a different county, with much better doctors and hospitals. So for me, I think it was a little of both. But I know for sure that I get taken more seriously now than I ever did when I was 330 pounds. Which is pretty sad. A lot of doctors blame everything on weight, and overlook some serious health issues because of it. As for my scale, lol, I haven’t checked your stats lately, but you aren’t too far off from that are you? I’m truly not trying to lose anymore weight, and I’m not really comfortable in the 130’s...but it was still kind of cool to see that number on the scale this morning I like it better when I’m 142-144 range. Idk why, I just do, lol.